A Wiki Barnraising

A wiki barnraising is a communal process of creating a large number of wiki pages/articles in a short period of time. Taken from the concept of “barnraising” which occurs when a community actively decides to come to the same place at the same time to help achieve some specific goal. Making the impossible possible. It’s pretty much impossible for one person to raise a barn.

Go to gene@pedia and review the topics – pages have already been setup and the text needs to be entered and then formatted.  There are full instructions on the wiki barnraising page.

And just like wikipedia, the definitions over at gene@pedia are available for you to link to in your blog posts.  I find this helpful when I am mentioning a topic such as Tombstone Tuesday – I never like to assume that every reader will have heard about the topic.


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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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